Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Classroom Cheers

I teach reading at an elementary school. I love what I do! I wanted to share some "ways to praise" that we use in my classroom.

These aren't my own ideas just the ones my students love.

And here's how it looks: 

 
 


 
 


 
 


 
 

 
 
 
 

 


 




 








 

{ I look FABULOUS! }

Click HERE for printable. =)
In what ways do YOU praise?

56 comments:

  1. Um, I LOVE this, you totally make me smile and what A LOT of work to put this post together! Great job girlie! Totally gonna use these!

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    1. The hardest part was letting Stephen video me being so awesome!

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    1. Well thank you! My students go nuts for them. =)

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  3. These are fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing :) I would love to share this post on my blog, linking back to you of course- would that be ok? Let me know!

    Thanks again :)

    ~Stephanie
    3rd Grade Thoughts

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    1. Well thank you! I'd be more than happy to have you share. Thanks for stopping by! =)

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  4. These are so great and thanks for doing a video demo.

    Erica
    Shepherd's Shining Stars

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    1. I'm a visual learner! It was a must. =)
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Love, love, love!!! Do you have a link to print out your cards? I couldn't find one on the page.

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    1. Can't believe I forgot that! Thanks for the heads-up; it's all fixed now. =)

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  6. I am adding these to my repertoire! Here's a post I did a ways back with my daughter & friends demonstrating several...

    http://theapplebasketteacher.blogspot.com/2011/05/these-are-some-great-cheers-and-claps.html

    Thanks,
    Nancy
    The Apple Basket Teacher

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    1. Those are fantastic! Thanks for sharing. =)

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  7. Love the videos. Thank you very much.

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  8. I love to use this type of praise in my classroom and I can't wait to add these new ones to my collection! Thanks so much!

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    1. I'm so glad they'll be useful. Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. I love that you are willing to put yourself out there and let yourself be vulnerable enough to look silly!
    Good teachers do that for their students! I loved it! I think even 5th graders will go for some of these.

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    1. There's a LOT of silliness {looking goofy} going on in those videos! Thank you so much for your comment. I needed that. =)

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  10. Great ideas! Thanks for the videos for us visual learners!

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  11. Thanks for the video! I actually am posting a blog post about this and have it scheduled for Aug 24 to come out on my edublog! I have provided a link to your blog in the post for people to visit! http://msameliatheteacher.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Awesome! Thanks for letting me know; I can't wait to see it! =)

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  12. This is great! Thanks for sharing. I will give you a Raise the Roof cheer "Woot! Woot!" for this awesome idea. I can see my kids just loving this.

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    1. Well thank you! I'm so glad you stopped by!

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope to have more school printables available soon. =)

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  14. These are super cute! How fun! I have them pinned and will be back later to get them. Thank you!

    Mary
    Fit to be Fourth
    http://fittobefourth.blogspot.com/

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    1. And that's why I LOVE Pinterest! Thank you so much for stopping by. =)

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  15. Those are awesome! We do some fun claps - like the box clap: when the lid is open they clap and when I close it they stop - but of course I have to open and shut it quick/slow... pretend to shut it, etc., or the sprinkler clap: take and bend your left arm behind your head and your right arm sweeps horizontally - while saying CH CH CH CH CH and then when you get to the end you clap back fast ! What can I say - they love it and my students will love these new additions. Thanks!

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  16. I love those ideas! Thanks you for sharing. I'm so glad you stopped by! =)

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  17. I just found your blog. I LOVE these cheer cards!
    Polliwog Place

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    1. I'm so glad you found me! These cheers are by far my students favorite ones; they get so animated (can't imagine where they get it from ;)! Thanks for stopping by!

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  18. Hi TJ!!!
    I just found you and this post was AWESOME! I am a visual learner and you just gave me a ton of help making cheers that much easier to implement in my classroom! Thank you so much! Happy to be your newest follower!
    Julie

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    1. Hi! I'm so glad that you stopped by! Your comment made me smile {BIG} and I appreciate that. Good luck in the new school year! =)

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  19. I shared this on my blog and linked back to you. I love the videos! Thank you for sharing.
    Here is the link

    http://www.mrs-robbins.blogspot.com/2013/07/classroom-cheers.html

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    1. Awesome! Thanks for letting me know. I'll go check it out. =)

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  20. OMG! I love these! Thank you so much. You are so adorable in these videos. You made me smile and chuckle with each one. I can't wait to use these this year with my Kindergarteners. I do whole brain teaching and use the 10 finger whooo, but these are a million times better!

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    1. Well thank you! It feels (ridiculously) awesome to be 'cheering' in an empty room! I had fun making these, though, and hope your students enjoy them. Thank you so much for stopping by! =)

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  21. Thank you for sharing! My kids are going to love these!
    :) Kathy

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad you stopped by. Best wishes in the new school year. =)

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  22. Hi, TJ! I spotlighted your awesome video demonstrations on my brain-based teaching blog... http://brainyteach.blogspot.com/

    Great work!

    Cheers~
    Julie

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    1. Thanks for the heads-up! I'll stop by ASAP. =)

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  23. Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for such a neat idea!!! I truly appreciate your hard work in creating such positive cheers for use in the classroom. I hope to share a video or 2 a week until my students learn all the cheers! I think I like this a lot better than the power teaching cheers/chants! You're awesome!!!

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by! I'm so glad you enjoy them. I truly hope your students do too. Have a GREAT year! =)

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  24. Awwww, your video clips are so, so cute! These cheers are such a hit; Dr. Jean has some just like this if you want to try a few new ones.

    http://www.drjean.org/html/monthly_act/act_2004/06_june/06_2004_pdf.html

    Cheers!

    Barbara
    The Corner On Character

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    1. Too cool! Thank you for sharing that with me. I'm glad you stopped by! =)

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  25. My kids loved what we called The Good Job Cheer! It goes: "Good Job, Good Job" clap clap "Good Job, Good Job" clap, clap G-O-O-D J-O-B "Good Job, Good Job" clap clap. I can't wait to add these and have some variety!

    Thanks!

    Lauren

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    1. I haven't heard of that one. I'll have to add it to list! Thanks! =)

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  26. We also do the Good Job Cheer at our Synergy Assembly. These are wonderful ways to praise, thanks for so many great ways to spice up the praise. Just awesome T.J.

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    1. I'm so glad you found them useful! Hope you're having a great school year. Thanks for stopping by! =)

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  27. I love these! Two of my other favorites are:
    The Possum: Teacher says "That was awesome!" Kids say "Like A Possum!" putting their hands above the shoulder and pretending to play dead

    The Lorax: Put your hands up to your face like a Lorax mustache and say in a deep voice: "I am the Lorax and I speak for the trees and I say..." (loudly in a normal voice) "GREAT JOB [STUDENT NAME!]".

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  28. well these are just adorable! Our principal is encouraging us to do things in our classroom as a group and this is a good idea. I teach at an Amish school. So just picture the Amish kids doing the disco dance. They won't know where it comes from, but they will love it!

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  29. I love this! Going to share this with subs and student teachers because it would be a great thing for them to use as motivation! They will love it!

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  30. Love these! We do firework and mirror cheer already. My kids are going to love the new ones! We also do the "Watermelon Cheer" - which is holding your hands in front of you like you are holding a large piece of watermelon, make a chewing sound as you mimic eating across the watermelon, then make a sound like you are spitting seeds (kind of a tongue rolling) as you "spit the seeds" while swiveling your head. Just one more to add to your repertoire :) Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Love the videos. Thank you so very much for sharing. I'm gonna use them all. Thanks again all the away from BRAZIL.

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